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April 21, 2008 4:17 AM   Subscribe

High-Tech Noon. What makes a classic Western even more classic? Blasters and force-fields, that's what. (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (25 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I especially like the space-based 'Hammer of God' attack. Pure genius.
posted by SeanMac at 4:24 AM on April 21, 2008


The updating badge was a nice little trick, although I thought that the best looking effect was the materialisation of the bad guys.
posted by djgh at 4:28 AM on April 21, 2008


Nice job!
posted by intermod at 4:28 AM on April 21, 2008


The hi-tech cowboy aspect made me expect to see Mal et al at any minute as well...
posted by djgh at 4:30 AM on April 21, 2008


I love this.

It's the sliding door that's my favourite.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 4:31 AM on April 21, 2008


When fighting the House Unamerican Activities Committee and the droids known as the good Americans, it helps to have a fricken laser.
posted by caddis at 4:39 AM on April 21, 2008


It should probably be pointed out that Hollywood got there first.
posted by selfnoise at 4:49 AM on April 21, 2008


Muse's Knights of Cydonia clip is along these lines.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 4:55 AM on April 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


selfnoise's link should actually go here, referring of course to Sean Connery's career zenith in Outland
posted by wabbittwax at 4:58 AM on April 21, 2008


The low quacking noise the empty guns make caused a significant workplace LOL on my part.
posted by flashboy at 5:30 AM on April 21, 2008


Nice to see someone fire a blaster and hit something. It can be done.
posted by three blind mice at 5:34 AM on April 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Whoops, how the hell did I do that?

Wabbittwax is incorrect, of course. The actual career zenith would be described by Zardoz.
posted by selfnoise at 5:36 AM on April 21, 2008


The voice acting pretty bad but I'd say that hammer of dawn and the sliding door were the best parts.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 5:39 AM on April 21, 2008


I like the quacking guns. I had that same alert sound on the Mac back in the day.
posted by echo target at 6:02 AM on April 21, 2008


Darth Bobo!
posted by bwg at 6:08 AM on April 21, 2008


That was brilliantly done.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:30 AM on April 21, 2008


Awesome. The understated use of effect made them even funnier. Hammer of God made it for me too.
posted by GuyZero at 7:20 AM on April 21, 2008


I kept waiting for Yul Brynner to show up.
posted by jquinby at 7:38 AM on April 21, 2008


The actual career zenith would be described by Zardoz.

I like how zenith and nadir can be both antonyms and synonyms depending on how you look at it.

Fixed the link.
posted by cortex at 8:00 AM on April 21, 2008


Awesome. I love the clock.
posted by ook at 8:56 AM on April 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


This is exactly the reality we would know if more directors were like George Lucas.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:30 AM on April 21, 2008


I was wondering what George Lucas was up to these days…
posted by designbot at 10:40 AM on April 21, 2008


Marshal shot first!
posted by shakespeherian at 11:10 AM on April 21, 2008


This was great, but made me wince at recollection of what seems in retrospect like every other original Star Trek episode.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:43 PM on April 21, 2008


Gah. It craps out on me part way through.
posted by Artw at 3:45 PM on April 24, 2008


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